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A French composer born February 28, 1967 in Boulogne-Billancourt.
Jean-Baptiste Favory studied composition with Jean-Claude Risset, Julio Estrada, Gérard Pape and Michel Zbar. He has a diploma in electroacoustics from the Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt (1996) and in composition from the Ateliers Upic (1999). He has been since 2007 a member of the ensemble CLSI (Circle for the Liberation of Sound and Image) conducted by Paul Méfano. He has composed numerous pieces of musique concrète, most available on CD, as well as music for audiovisual media and the theatre (À la porte, 2007).
A Moroccan composer born January 1st, 1938 in Salé (Morocco).
After studying music at the Rabat Conservatory in Morocco, Ahmed Essyad settled in Paris in 1962, where he became the pupil and later assistant of Max Deutsch. Finding an interest in ethnomusicology, he concentrated his research on orality and notation (Le Collier des ruses, 1977), as well as on musical time and pulsation (cycle L’eau, 1980-1993; Héloïse et Abélard, 2000). His music is a blend of the oral Berber tradition, serial writing, Gregorian and modal influences.
An English composer born January 31, 1960 in United Kingdom.
Trained as a pianist, George Benjamin studied in Paris with Yvonne Loriod and Olivier Messiaen before following the teaching of Alexander Goehr at King’s College, Cambridge (1978-1982). From 1985 to 1987 he learned electroacoustic techniques at Ircam (Antara, 1987). As well as a composer he is a conductor and has been a composition teacher at the Royal College of Music in London and King’s College. Polymorphous, Benjamin’s output reflects the influences of his earliest masters, as well as of Alban Berg, Henri Dutilleux, György Ligeti and Pierre Boulez.
A French composer born October 30, 1935 in Bordeaux.
A multifacetted percussionnist, improviser and composer, Jean-Pierre Drouet studied successively the trumpet and drumming after an accident deprived him of an intended career as pianist. He studied in turn at the conservatories of Bordeaux and Paris in the percussion class of Félix Passerone, a pupil of René Leibowitz, and the compostion class of André Hodeir. At first he showed a lively interest in jazz, but Drouet’s meeting with the composer Luciano Berio in 1959 marked the start of a trajectory with contemporary music at its heart. As a performer, Jean-Pierre Drouet took part in the premieres of many works of prestigious composers.
A French composer born May 23, 1912 in Le Mans who died September 25, 1997.
Born into a family of musicians, Jean Françaix studied the piano, won a First Prize at the Paris Conservatory (1930) and studied composition with Nadia Boulanger.
A Spanish composer born July 7, 1951 in Linares (Spain) who died January 1st, 1997.
A pupil of Juan Alfonso Garcia, Francisco Guerrero Marin has devoted himself to the organ and composition. He has shown a particular interest in electroacoustic music, founding an electronic music laboratory at Grenada Radio (1969) and setting up the department of electronic music at the University of Las Palmas (1985).
A French composer born December 12, 1924 in Marseilles, who died July 29, 2005.
A Canadian composer, pianist, ondist and teacher born September 6, 1932 in Arvida (Canada), who died July 27, 2017 in Montréal.
A pianist, Gilles Tremblay entered the Montreal Conservatory where he studied composition with Claude Champagne. He continued his apprenticeship at the École Normale de Musique and the Paris Conservatory, notably with Olivier Messiaen. He studied the piano, the ondes Martenot, attended the summer classes of Darmstadt, where he met Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez and Henri Pousseur, and initiated himself into electroacoustic techniques in a course with Pierre Schaeffer at the ORTF. In the course of a study journey in the Far East he absorbed the melodies of Java, Bali and the percussion of China and India.
A Spanish composer born March 10, 1967 in Valladolid (Spain).
Alberto Posadas studied music first in Valladolid then in Madrid and studied composition with Francisco Guerrero.
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A Spanish composer born January 28, 1930 in Bilbao (Spain).
HADDAD Saed (1972)
HAIM Philippe (1967)
HALFFTER Cristóbal (1930)
HALLETT Sylvia (1953)
HAMEL Keith (1956)
HANNIKAINEN Ann-Elise (1946-2012)
HANSON Sten (1936)
HARBISON John (1938)
HARRIS Daniel (1943)
HARRISON Jonty (1952)
HARVEY Jonathan (1939-2012)
HASLER Johann (1972)
HAUKSSON Thorsteinn (1949)
HAVEL Christophe (1956)
HECHTLE Markus (1967)
HENRY Pierre (1927-2017)
HENZE Hans Werner (1926-2012)
HERFERT Franz Jochen (1955)
HERSANT Philippe (1948)
HERVE Jean-Luc (1960)
HESPOS Hans-Joachim (1938)
HEYN Volker (1938)
HIDALGO Manuel (1956)
HINOJOSA Javier (1933)
HOLLER York (1944)
HOLLIGER Heinz (1939)
HOLSTEIN Jean-Paul (1939)